Health Inspector That Passed The Rat Infested KFC Suspended

Good news for humans, bad news for rats: The health inspector that gave a clean bill of health to the now-infamous rat infested KFC/Taco Bell in the West Village has been suspended according to the New York Post:

The health inspector – whose name was not released – was “removed from restaurant inspection duty,” while the city’s health department reviews other inspections the staffer performed since being put on the job in June 2006, officials said.

“Our February 22 inspection of the KFC/Taco Bell was clearly not up to standard,” said Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden. “We are redoubling our efforts to ensure all inspections are conducted effectively.”

Presumably less lazy health inspectors have been dispatched to examine all 20 other restaurants owned by the franchisee, ADF Operating Corp. of Fairfield, N.J. Take that, rats. —MEGHANN MARCO

PREVIOUSLY: KFC/Taco Bell Rat Apologist Comments On Vincent Ferrari’s Blog
Rat Infested KFC Passed Health Inspection The Day Before
KFC Taco Bell Rats Gone Wild: Raw Video Footage
Massive Pound-And-A-Half Rats Infest KFC/Taco Bell In The West Village


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  1. bluegus32 says:

    I’m starting to think that people have a problem with those cute little rats.

  2. d0x says:

    The question is what has more diseases? The Grade E meat they use in tacos or the rats?

  3. faust1200 says:

    Smells like bribery/corruption to me.

  4. XopherMV says:

    Corruption? Bribery? When I worked at Burger King and China Garden back in the day, we always knew days before that an inspection was going to take place. It isn’t necessarily bribery or corruption depending on whether the health department is authorized to do surprise inspections or not. Given enough lead time, you can make any shithole look good enough to pass a 10 minute inspection.

  5. Stepehn Colbert says:


    I think you misunderstood. The rat meat IS what is being used as the grade E meat. The worm-meal that MC Donalds uses in their burgers is too pricey to be used as Taco meat, so Taco bell took a page from Chinese cuisine(no, I’m not making this up, they actually eat rats like spare-ribs)and said, “Hey, these things are abundant…we can pull them out of any of our storage closets…why the hell not?!”.